How to Make Pest Repellent

Pests got you down? Have they invaded your garden or home? Let Hometalk help. Here you'll find DIY instructional videos to help you banish those pesky pests. Take a moment to look through some of our trendiest posts with eveything you need to know to tailor your pest repeller to meet your specific needs. So, what are you waiting for?

How to Make Pest Repellent
Use essential oils to repel pests
Combine oil of lemon eucalyptus with a carrier oil, like olive oil. Mix one part OLE to ten-parts carrier oil and apply directly to the skin.
Grow your own repellent
Grow herbs that contain naphthalene. Citronella is also recommended. Place them near doorways and windows, or dry and hang them where needed.
Use mint to repel cockroaches
Grow mint indoors near windows and cabinets to keep cockroaches away. Placing dried mint in small breathable sachets and hanging helps too.
Repel insects with beer
Mix equal parts flat beer and mouthwash in a spray bottle. Add 2 spoons of Epsom salts and dry yeast. Spray the mixture near outdoor plants.
Make a lavender spray
Pour ¼ cup of organic apple cider vinegar into a spray bottle and add 25 drops of lavender essential oil. Spray on clothing to repel insects.
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Homemade Weed Killer – 5 Reasons You Should Be Using It

Have you tried this 3 ingredient weed killer? If you are skeptical, maybe I can change your mind.First things first, the mixture is:Mostly white vinegarAbout a 1/4 cup of saltA couple of tablespoons (2-3) of Dawn dish soapIf you like precise measurements, I will apologize ahead of time and recommend a quick google search. The important thing to know is that the vinegar and the salt kill the weeds, and the dish soap helps the solution stick to the vegetation. I have heard some folks leave out the salt, but I have not tried this version, so I can’t speak to its effectiveness.But I can tell you that we have lived in our house for over 20 years, and this is the first year that I feel like I finally have the weeds under control, and it is all thanks to these three ingredients and the tips I am going to share with you.

DIY Spider Repellent

As the days get cooler and autumn starts to roll in, you may notice spiders starting to creep into your home. Whether or not you’re afraid of spiders, you have to admit- running through cobwebs in your house and finding giant spiders on the walls and cupboards is less than desirable. Try this DIY Spider Repellent Recipe to get rid of existing spiders and prevent new ones from hanging out in your house.

Easy Natural Weed Killer

I don't like using harsh chemicals at all. You don't need to when it comes to killing weeds. You can kill them with a couple of items you probably already have in your home! You can see more of my crazy creations here

Shred Soap With a Grater for This Crazy Cool Gardening Hack

It's springtime here and I'm busy getting my garden and apple tree ready. I get those pesky rabbits, squirrels, voles, aphids, and more in mine during gardening season - how about you? I thought I would share a few tips on things I use to keep those pests out of my garden. You can see more of my crazy creations here

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